Ok, folks- this is very serious. We have a couple good bills and several very bad ones. We need to get rolling on this stuff. There is too much info to post is all here (took me 7 hours to track it all down), but I formatted a web page just for this update: LA ALERT March 20th, 2008 HB68 (Vote NO!) Richmond has re-introduced his assault weapon ban that we defeated last year. HB199 (Vote YES!) Wooten has introduced a bill that authorizes concealed handgun permit holders to carry concealed handguns on college campuses. SB142 (Vote YES!) Scalise has introduced a bill that Provides for the confidentiality of certain information submitted to the deputy secretary of public safety of the Department of Public Safety and Corrections to obtain a concealed handgun permit. HB399 (Ambiguous) Wooten has introduced a bill that amends the concealed carry statute regarding training requirements and reciprocity. HB78 (Vote NO!) Richmond has introduced a bill that prohibits certain offenders from possessing an assault weapon. HB72 (Vote NO!) Badon has introduced a bill that bans the selling of knives in convenience stores. HB75 (Vote NO!) Badon has introduced a bill that establishes a state ballistic fingerprint database and databank. HB76 Badon has introduced a bill to send more information to the FBI. HB529 (Vote NO!) Monica has introduced a bill creating the crime of unlawful possession of a handgun while riding a motorcycle. All of the committee contact info is available on that link I posted above. Folks, we need to stay on top of our legislators. Laws do not happen by accident. They happen because our elected officials vote for or against them. THIS is your chance to affect what passes and what doesnt. Please take the time to call or write your representatives and the people on these committees. There are only so many people who care about your rights- dont assume someone else will do this for you. If you are not subscribed to the LA ALERT email list, please do so now, that you might be informed of these types of things when they occur.